Cannabis Farming

Cannabis Farming

Cannabis Farming

Farming Challenges

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors globally, with developments in suitable cannabis growing technologies being just as rapid. At Spilo, we are at the forefront of this growth and are proud to offer you our world class proprietary cannabis growing solutions that help you grow more, grow better, grow greener.

Weed Control

Preventing weeds, without the need for herbicides.

Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

UV Damaged
Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Weed Control

Preventing weeds,
without the need for herbicides.

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Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

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Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

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Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

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Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

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UV Damaged
Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Recommended Spilo Solutions

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Agri Weave Ground Cover

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Agri Weave Ground Cover

Our Agri Weave ground cover (also known as synthetic mulch, weed mat, or weed stop fabric) has been developed to prevent weeds, encourage water distribution and last longer under higher levels of southern hemisphere UV exposure. We’ve also developed a super reflective ground cover designed to enhance light reflectivity from the ground up.

Weave Pattern & Percolation Colour Type & Reflectivity Weight & Durability
  • Plain Weave – good percolation
  • Broken Twill – high percolation
  • Black – low reflectivity
  • Grey – good reflectivity
  • White – high reflectivity
  • Super Reflective White – high reflectivity
  • Light – durable & long lasting
  • Strong – very durable & long lasting
  • Heavy – most durable & long lasting

Benefits include: Weed Control, Water Distribution, Higher ROI, Durability, Proprietary UV Protection.

Product Specifications:

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Boost® Pots

Our patent protected range of Boost pots have been designed in collaboration with experts to deliver higher consistent growth for our customers across a range of grow systems.

Boost Pot Sizesn Boost Pot Shape Option Boost Pot Colour Options
  • Boost Mini Pots – 7 litre pots
  • Boost Pots – 25 litre pots
  • Boost Heavy Pots – 35 litre pots
  • Round
  • Round Light
  • Square
  • Square Light
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White
  • Terracotta
  • Green
  • White / Black (coming soon)

Benefits include: Air Flow, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI, Proprietary UV Protection

Boost® Pots

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Berries with Boost 2
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Product Specifications:

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Planting Bag & Boost® Stand

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Planting Bag & Boost® Stand

Our planting bags have been designed to encourage air pruning and water distribution, whilst offering a long lasting optimal growing environment. Our robust Boost stands have been designed specifically for our planting bags and ensure maximum air flow through keeping the bags above the ground.

Planting Bag Sizes Planting Bag Colours
  • Standard – 45 litre
  • Custom – custom sizes offered
  • Black
  • Black / White

Benefits include: Air Pruning, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI, Proprietary UV Protection.

Product Specifications:

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BVB Substrates

The Cannabis substrates from Spilo’s substrates are tailor-made and produced to fit the exact needs of our cannabis growers. From propagation to the cannabis production, each plant requires an extremely stable medium with excellent moisture levels and air content. The plant will be in the same growing medium for multiple cycles in a row, so there can’t be any compromises with regards to quality. Spilo, supplies our cannabis growers with cannabis growing media that meets all the requirements for high yield growth.

Growing Media Options
  • Canna Coir – Spilo’s sustainable buffered coco coir is the ideal media for growing cannabis in containers. The composition is based on high-quality shaped coco peat. We base the composition of this mixture on the exact pot size that our customer uses.
  • Custom – our team is ready to answer all of your questions about selecting the perfect growing media for successfully farming cannabis.

Benefits include: Renewable Growing Media, Air Flow, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI

BVB Substrates

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Automated Bird Repellent

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Automated Bird Repellent

Scare birds away with the automated laser bird repellent. Spilo, through its exclusive partnership with AVIX Autonomic, offers a fully automated laser bird repellent that keeps birds away 24/7. Birds perceive the moving laser light as a physical threat and flee immediately when the beam passes by. This animal friendly solution is proven to reduce bird nuisance by more than 70%. Bird habituation doesn’t occur. The system can be programmed and monitored through an IOS and Android app.

Benefits include: Bird Control, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI.

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Cannabis Farming Case Study

Overview

  • Location – Lesotho
  • Scale Of Operations – 1 hectare – trail block
  • Growing System – total soil coverage in Boost Pots 7500 Boost Pots = 3600m2

Challenges

  • Weed Control – use weedmat
  • Humidity – often below 25% humidity
  • Temperature Extremes – summer can get to over 35C & Winter down to -7C at night.
  • Daylength – cannabis flowering is triggered when daylight hours are 12 hours or less – thus making Winter cropping difficult.

ROI

  • At least 30% water saving.
  • 35% more expensive to grow in boost pots with coir – but this should give 80-100% increase in yield.
  • Still early days …. We’re still in the R&D phase.

Our Solutions

  1. HDPE black / black 135GSM Agri Weave® Plain
  2. Square Black Boost Pots

Boost® Pots

(25L round grey pot)

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Agri Weave®
Ground Cover

(5.3m wide, strong fabric)

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BVB Substrate

(BVB HC6 Extra Coarse)

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Our Solutions

  1. Above soil / product level: Sun (heat and UV), rain and traffic.
  2. At soil / product level: Prevention of weed growth, durability under heavy traffic, reflectivity
    for reduced heat around the berries, drainage of the water in the pot to prevent ‘wet feet’,
    percolation of the Agri Weave to prevent water build up and to ensure drainage from the pot,
    substrate optimising growth.
  3. Below soil level: Drainage of water.
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Boost Pots

(25L round grey pot)

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Agri Weave
Ground Cover

(5.3m wide, strong fabric)

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BVB Substrate

(BVB HC6 Extra Coarse)

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